Sometimes I feel like my beauty life is an episode of The X Files, because weird sh*t happens, and it happens over and over again.
Like this morning. I got up, washed my face and grabbed a pair of tweezers to tweeze my brows, and when I looked in the mirror, I noticed that my brow situation had gone full-on Yeti.
How this happened, I have no idea, but it was a rainforest up there! They seemingly went from normal to jungly and overgrown overnight.
I see myself in the mirror every day, so you’d think I’d pick up on these things sooner and be like, “Oh! Gosh, Karen, you’re turning into a Sasquatch…” but no. I’m apparently totally oblivious until the one day when I look up and see a thick carpet of hair growing on my brows…and my upper lip…and my chin. And it all just comes outta nowhere.
Now if I could only get those hairs to migrate over to my lashes…
Anyway, this is all to say that I finally tweezed today, and I feel like a whole new girl! It’s glorious! 🙂
I don’t know if you tweeze, but if you do, how picky are you about your tweezing implements? I’m super picky, but I swear by Tweezermans. I use the ones with the wedge-shaped tips to do my brows and upper lip hairs because I can grab a lot at once, and for those stiff, hard-to-remove witchy hairs on my chin (I mean, let’s get real — we all get the witchy hairs!), I use the ones with the sharp, pointy tips.
Did you know that you can get your Tweezermans sharpened? Yeah, if you send them in, they’ll sharpen them and send them back (thing is, it takes a while), and I think it might even be free!
I’ve never done it before, but I want to one of these days. If you’ve done it before, let me know. I’m curious…
So, while I was tweezing the living daylights out of my brows this morning in the magnifying mirror (my best friend and worst enemy), I spotted a minor breakout on my nose, so I grabbed these new POREfessional Instant Wipeout Masks by Benefit, which I’ve been meaning to try.
They’re $32 for eight masks, and they haven’t been around long. They’re designed to exfoliate and remove gunk from clogged pores on your forehead, nose and/or chin, and the star ingredient is a kind of mushroom extract that’s supposed to clean and shrink enlarged pores. And they also have a minty scent and menthol in them, so you get a bit of a crisp, cooling sensation, too.
Interesting packaging… When you press that big blue button on one of the packs, a serum saturates the mask. Then you open the pack, remove the mask, and pop it on your forehead, nose or chin for 10 minutes or so before removing it. And the leftover product on your skin? You just leave it there. No need to rinse.
They’re tingly! — but not, like, painfully so (like some of those lip plumpers). But I definitely notice the tingle.
The masks themselves feel soft, cottony and comfortable. I’ve only used them once so far, but hmm… I dunno. Maybe some of my pores look a little smaller? My skin definitely does feel good though.
In other news, yay! — it’s Friday, which I’m very excited about because tomorrow I’m going to my parents’ house in Union City for my baby shower.
Baby shower… That term always makes me laugh, like the sky just opened up, and there’s a downpour of babies, LOL!
Do you ever do that? — have fun with the literal meaning of certain words and terms, like “self storage.” I mean, what would happen if you walked up to one of those self-storage places and said, “Hi! Yeah, I’d like to store myself for two days in one of your units please.”
The person at the front desk would be like, “What are you talking about?” and you’d be all, “This is a self-storage place, right? Well, I want to store myself!” LOL! I really hope I’m not the only person in the world who’s ever thought of this…
The shower is tomorrow, and I have absolutely nothing to wear. I’ve been wearing the same crop of maternity clothes for the past few months and, um, to be honest, I’m getting sick of wearing the same damned outfits over and over… Much as I love those Jessica Simpson maternity jeans, I’m so tired of wearing them. But I only have a little more than a month left to go, so I just gotta hang on… Then I’ll have to get a bunch of new clothes anyway because I won’t be able to fit into any of my pre-baby girl things.
Gotta look on the sunny side of things, right? 🙂
I hope you’re having a fantastic Friday, my friend. TGIF, for sure!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,